Marilyn R. Rosenberg
Visual and asemic poetry, artists' books, drawing, mixed media.
Cortlandt Manor, NY
914 737 2052
Drawings as visual and asemic poetry in artists’ books and bookworks expand the merged viewing and reading experience by fusing language and marks into sculptural space. Dense fragmented language is in the diary notations and is part of the journal keeping. Word is often united with image rather than describing the image. Like most books, these are also involved with sequential ideas, moving in time and space. The sculptural space and each page is fused to the content and the concept. Daily life and the living of it, and feeling it intensely, both the pain and joy, these are the real content of all the works. Conception, birth and dying, death after death, the past, memories and dead hopes are the heavy subjects. All images, are symbols of other things, as well as being what they are themselves. Abstracted narratives are included. A couple themes do run together. When there are no words, the reading sensation still exists. Fragmented words unite with images as they split. Even with reoccurring images, or words, each work uses each differently to tell its unique story, within the concept. Many disciples and techniques are incorporated. Various materials and media are interspersed within one work such as gauche, drawing inks, pencil marks and collage, cut areas, tears and holes. There is sometimes an univited mouse in the house, more than one, possibly, looking and reading and making trouble. The diverse visual and verbal experiences are caused by merging the multi-layered multiple elements (photos, drawings, shapes and marks), with the themes, and with the fragmented readable and unreadable language. Content, vehicle, structure, form, medium, word, and image, reveals concepts- a variety of artists’ books and drawing pages.